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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The position will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data for the X-ray footprinting experiment. This includes preparing protein samples for X-ray irradiation, helping to develop mass spectrometry methods for analyzing irradiated samples, and analyzing the resulting LC-MS data. He/she will be required to carefully document their work in a laboratory notebook and communicate results in group meetings.  He/she will be required to carefully document their work in a laboratory notebook and communicate results in group meetings.

Duties Responsibilities


  • Prepare proteins for X-ray irradiation experiments
  • Participate in collection and post-processing of protein samples from an X-ray beamline
  • Participate in collection of LC-MS data
  • Analyze X-ray footprinting LC-MS data using available software
  • Help maintain safety documentation
  • Contribute to technical reports and policy support documentation
  • Provide recommendations for technical enhancements to existing methodologies and lab practices
  • Contribute to the writing of manuscripts and proposals

Required Degree

Doctorate -Microbiology, Biochemistry, Boengineering

Minimum Requirements

  • Hands-on experience in basic molecular biology techniques, and familiarity with standard biological lab equipment
  • Excellent organization skills and self-motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to perform basic scientific analysis
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with mass spectrometry instrumentation and data analysis

Required Application Materials

CV and Cover letter

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